RAG KALYAN (A.K.A. YAMAN)

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Ragmala Painting of Rag (Ragini) Yaman (Mushirabad 1765)
Ragmala Painting of Rag (Ragini) Yaman (Mushirabad 1765)

Description

This rag is known by several names; Kalyan, Iman, Eman, or Yaman.  Strangely enough, Yaman Kalyan is a different ragKalyan is very popular and some commonly known examples of songs in this rag are "Ansu Bhari Hai Jai Jivan Ki Rahen", "Ja Re Badara Bairi Ja Re" and "Jiya Le Gayo Re Mora Sanvariaya"Yaman is a sampurna rag which is performed in the first part of the night.  The vadi is Ga and the samvadi is Ni.  Typically Sa and Pa are weak in the arohana.  However their omission is not obligatory.

Arohana

Ascending structure for Kalyan
(general discussion of arohana) - (general discussion of notation)

Avarohana

Descending structure of Kalyan
(general discussion of avarohana)

Jati

Sampurna - Sampurna - (general discussion of jati)

Time

First part of the night - (general discussion of time and rag)

That

Kalyan That - (general discussion of that)

Drone

Sa - Pa (general discussion of drone)

Audio

SEE ALSO

Rag Yaman - An article published some years ago.

For more information check out "Elementary North Indian Vocal"

 

 

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